Nova, the external venturing arm of Saint-Gobain has recently joined “Transportation & AI of the future Sino-French Tech Meeting” organized by Paris Region Entreprises in Shanghai. Along with other French corporates like Orange, PSA group, Michelin, we discussed about corporate innovation in China and shared our learnings and insights. The close collaboration between established multinationals and disruptive startups has been a powerful driver of innovation. Based in China, one of the most dynamic clusters for innovation and entrepreneurship, Nova is taking a very close look at the Chinese startup ecosystem.
Through this Tech meeting, we had in-depth conversation with 12 young Chinese startups with cutting-edge technologies in AI and smart mobility, among which the automotive windshield HUD and AI quality check technology fit well in our areas of interest. What kind of spark will we have with these startups? We will follow up closely, stay tuned!